The value of interview skills as an investment in your career; Effective interview preparation, including mock interviews and rehearsal; The interview as a dialogue; Choosing verifiable examples; Answering the unexpected; Interview skills for face-to-face, telephone, Skype; How to survive assessment centres, role-plays and presentations to the Panel; Personal presentation for interviews; Your first job; Career development; Career transition.
Effective recruitment processes; Role identification and description; Attraction strategies and ad copy; Identifying ‘must haves’ and defining the ideal candidate; Interview venue and preparation; The interview as a dialogue – how seating affects this; How to write astute interview questions; Assessing each candidate against the ‘ideal’; The importance of thorough, tailored reference checks; How to provide constructive feedback.
Preparing concise remarks; Caveats and off-the-record comments; Verbal vs written references; Approving the final document.
I have led complex, high-profile recruitment processes in the Private, Public and Not-for-profit sectors, ranging from APS-level through to SES/CEO appointments. I enjoy sharing my extensive knowledge of recruitment methodologies, selection guidelines and interview techniques with candidates and clients alike.
I have coached clients in designing effective recruitment processes, role identification and description, attraction strategies and ad copy, defining the ideal candidate, interview venue and preparation, designing interview questions, candidate assessment, conducting reference checks, and providing candidate feedback.
I also especially love coaching candidates in one-on-one or group settings, to help them make the most of their qualifications and experience in winning their job of choice. I guide you through each stage of the process; your resume as a factual marketing document, the relationship between your examples and referees, researching the role and organisation, putting yourself ‘in’ the role, addressing selection criteria or writing a ‘pitch’, preparing for the interview including choosing questions and answers, presenting a professional image, rehearsal, ‘the performance’, getting the most from feedback, and lessons learned.
Complementing my recruitment and training expertise, is over 20 years’ experience contracting to a wide range of organisations across various industries in roles spanning recruitment consulting, adult education, international project and event management, administration and finance.
I have completed tertiary studies in Project Management, Linguistics, Psychology, Communication, and am currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice (Communication) as well as a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
In addition to my corporate experience, I am also a qualified Image Consultant specialising in personal presentation for business.
Outside the business arena, I am an accomplished horsewoman and ballroom dance teacher, lover of all things equine and canine, and above all, a self-confessed, unashamed style addict.
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment – CIT Solutions (pending 2019)
Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice (Communication) – University of New England (pending 2020)
Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice (Communications Coaching) – University of New England 2019
Diploma in Arts (Linguistics and Psychology) – University of New England 2017
Certificate IV in Project Management – Australian College of Project Management 2003.
Image Professionals’ Intensive Training Course – Chris Rewell 2003.